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B.C.S. BULLETIN TO OLD BOYS ON ACTIVE SERVICE 



May 194 3 



There has been rather a long gap between the last Bulletin and this, 
during which efforts have been made to correlate all available 
information about Old Boys on Active Service and so widen our mailing 
list and correct our records. The list resulting from this research 
seems fairly complete and accurate in respect to names, but 
conspicuously lacking in addresses. There are about 380 Old Boys on 
Active Service; 13 are prisoners of war; 4 are listed as missing; 
11 have been killed. 



Old Boys Killed on Active Service 



Alexander, J.O. F/O, RCAF 

Auld, G. RCAF 

Buckley, J. P. Flt/Sgt. RCAF 

Davis, R.W. Capt . RCAMC, (Lost at sea 

Desbaillets, C.A. Sgt/P. RCAF 

Eaton, R. American Field Service. 

Grins tad, F.H. LAC. ROAF 

Leslie, P.G. Sgt/Obs. RCAF 

Stewart, D.R. Sgt/AG. RCAF 

Stoker, T.B. P/O. RCAF 

Willison, W.T. Lieut. Scots Guards. 



Killed while evacuating 
wounded in the Battle 
of the Mareth Line) 



Old Boys' Notes 

Lt . John Bassett is overseas with the 2nd Bn. RRC . . . . P/O 
M.G. Bell has been mentioned in despatches .... P/O A.W. Bishop's photo 
appeared in a Toronto paper the other day - he is a Spitfire 
pilot.... Lt . George Buch is with the 2nd Bn. Black Watch.... Capt. 
W. LeM.O. Carter is overseas with the RCASC... Lt . George Cross, 
RCNVR, has transferred from Fairmiles to larger craft... S/Lt. 
D.J. Dodds , RCNVR, has been home on leave after service in the 
Mediterranean... Bill Doheny has been promoted to Captain - letters 
from him are full of news of Old Boys overseas. . . P/O Hartland Finley 
is now overseas .... Cadet E.M.S. and Pte . M.P. Fisher are in training 
at Brockville . . . . C.L.O. Glass, RCNVR, has been promoted to 
Lieutenant. ... G. Hanson is at Brockville. ... V. Harding is in the 
RCAF.... H. T. Holden (Prep Master) has been promoted to Flt/Lt.... 
Pte. F.S. Holley is in training at Camp Wheeler, Ga . . S. B. Hunt is 
at Brockville.... D. Landry is an o/s at Charlottetown, P.E.I, and 
visited the School not long ago.... C.C. Love, RCNVR, (Master) has 
been promoted to Lieutenant.... B.F. Lynn is in an Officers' Training 
Course at Three Rivers. . . Lt . B.F. Macfarlane is overseas. . . G. May 
is in the army overseas R.D.G. McCurdy has enlisted in the RCNVR. . . 
W. M. Molson is a L/Cpl in the Black Watch (1st Bn.).... J. Munster 
visited the School. He is a seaman, RCMVR, and has seen service in 

waters from the Caribbean to Murmansk Lt . J. B. Nixon is in the 

Reinforcement Unit to the 1st Black Watch. Len Page has been 

commissioned in the Fleet Air Arm and is once more overseas . . . 

R. Powell is an o/s in the RCNVR and visited the School before going 

to Charlottetown Lt . C. D. Sewell's head, adorned with crash 

helmet, was seen protruding from an armoured car during recent 
manoeuvres in England. ... I. L. Sewell is training in B.C. . . . D.M. 
Skelton is now a Capt. R.C.A. overseas.... G.W. Smith after a time 
as liaison officer for the Canadian Army at the War Office 



in London is now back with his regiment (5 th Can. Armoured) as Major 
. ...R.G.C. Smith is a Major, RCA, overseas, and at present recovering 
from a motorcycle accident. ... Lt . H. Trotter has been Acting Captain 
of HMCS Queen Charlotte, Charlottetown. . . . D.I. Wanklyn is at Brock- 
ville....C. Winser is training at Huntingdon.... Flt/Lt G. L. Mackenzie 
Hume has been posted overseas. 

School Notes 

Since the last Bulletin the Hockey Team beat Ashbury but 
lost a hard- fought game to L.C.C. to lose the cup . . . . the Players' 
Club successfully produced a full length play - Ian Hay's "House- 
master" the Ski Team beat L.C.C. by a narrow margin to win the 

Cochand Cup.... the Easter holidays were before Easter this year - 
the first ten days of April - and winter was still here on our return 
.... on the Saturday evening before Easter Day the Choir sang 
Handel's "Messiah" in St. Mark's Chapel.... a belated spring is with 
us as we write and the Cadet Corps is out practising for the Inspect- 
ion, which is to be on the 26th. . . .Cricket creases are under way in 
spite of the difficulties of obtaining equipment .... also track.... 
the usual softball games take place from time to time in the far 
corner of the field, and last week end a team beat the Freshmen from 
Bishop's University in two games. . . . the Prep School is planting an 
enormous Victory Garden behind their building .... there is a "wood- 
cutting crease" in the Upper which is collecting trees felled by the 
Prep in opening ski trails, and some 8 cords of firewood have already 
been cut. . . Matric looms nearer. . . Occasional letters from Old Boys 
on Active Service make us feel that this Bulletin is worth while. . . . 
write and tell us if you get it, and what you want to hear about the 
School... Eric Hutchison, after obtaining the highest percentage ever 
known at HMCS King's, is now Signals Officer in a minesweeper. 



MANY COPIES OF THIS ISSUE OF THE BULLETIN ARE BEING 
SENT TO OLD BOYS IN CARE OF THEIR HOME ADDERSSES WHERE THEIR 
SERVICE ADDRESS IS NOT KNOWN. IF THOSE WHO FORWARD THE BULLETIN 
FROM THE HOME ADDRESS WOULD LET US KNOW THE CORRECT SERVICE 
ADDRESS WE WOULD BE MOST GRATEFUL.